Monday, April 7, 2008

Cap's Corner

Although we terriers bring a lot of joy and laughter into our home, Saturday was different. That's the day Cap made Mom cry.

She was gathering us together for a ride in the pickup, but only Glynn and I were dancing around waiting for the leashes to come out. Where was Cap? He didn't come bouncing up with us. He wasn't in any of his usual napping places, and wasn't standing over the dinner dish. Mom looked everywhere and called over and over, but no Cap.

Of course, Glynn and I had only one thing on our minds, and that was going for a ride. We weren't much interested in wasting time for an old dog who wouldn't come when whistled for, but Mom wasn't going to budge until we found him. Finally, she saw him laying with his head in the corner, very still. Oh, let me tell you, I thought the ride was going to be cancelled right then and there. She walked over, looked at him sadly, and cried, "Oh, Cap!"

That's when the old boy sat straight up and yelped, "Who? Where? What cat?"

I guess that sunny spot was too much to resist, and he just dropped right there facing the corner for a snooze, totally oblivious to what was going on around him. Mom was relieved that he was alright, but then upset that he gave her such a scare. I do believe Mom's "favorite" got demoted a notch or two that day. hee hee

We all got a lot of huggin' and lovin', even a bath and fur-fluffin' that day. Mom says the only thing wrong with dogs is that they don't live forever. Other than that, we're perfect. She kept that thought in mind until Sunday morning.

That's when she spied Cap sprawled in the same corner, same position. The only sign he was alive was one back leg was kicking a little in his sleep. Sweet dreams, Cap-aroo!


Princess Patches said...

Oh, my, Tell! That would have given our mom a heart attack! We're sure glad Cap is okay! You doggies shouldn't scare us hoomans like that!

Have a great week!

Poppy & Penny

Gus said...

Oh, we are glad Cap is doin' OK, and hope you had a great ride.

kisses to your mama.


Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, you scared us, Tell! Thank goodness Cap is okay and just soaking up the sun!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Aw.. Cap is having a little nap. good to hear he's ok

~ Girl girl

Harry said...

Cap sounds a lot like me. So glad there was a happy ending to the story.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Lenny said...

Your poor mom! I am sure she appreciates all of you a little bit more now. How could she not? :) Sun spots are my favorite part of spring and summer!

Your friend, Lenny

Agatha and Archie said...

Phew,PL2's eyes started to water.......Glad it was just a sun nap!!!! Love A+A

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Cap, thank goodness you're ok. My pinky always checks to see if we're all breathing.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Ooo, so glad to hear that Cap is OK. I can't resist a lovely sunny spot either! J x

The Thuglets said...

OMD..we're so please cap was ok! Phew.

Hope you had a good ride.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets +2

Eric said...

Hey Tell, Really glad that Cap is ok. Very pleased there was a happy ending to Cap's story. Tell him take it easy.

Wiry wags, Eric

Jake of Florida said...

We understand how your Mom must have felt.

Ours is always "counting dogs" -- and there are only the two of us., But she has to know where we are and what we're doing and if everything is OK or she goes nuts.

It just means your Mom loves you all lots and lots and lots.

Jake and Just Harry

Daniella said...

Good news just in. Precious was found alive, well and stinky!!

Do a jig with us!

Ax and Mom

Dewey Dewster said...

That was some story, Tell.....ya scared us half to death and never gave away the punch line until the end...wonderful suspense...and we're sure glad there was a happy ending. We just got back from the country and are trying to catch up on what everyone's been doin'....give Cap a good hug from us here in the Burgh.

Dewey Dewster here........

Asta said...

Mommi gets scawed when you talk like that..she wishes we all lived fowevew too..I hope Cap stays well and enjoys his day in the sun
smoochie kisses

Urban Smoothie Read said...

phew! wat a scare 4 us all..

btw... i love sleeping under a sunny spot too....

Stanley said...

WHOA! That would totally freak any mama out I think. Glad CapMan is alive and kickin'!

So, did you still get your ride that day?

Goober love,